Prospect Info from FOX Sports site / Dayn Perry
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| By dggadd on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 10:20 am:|
Some info from Fox Sports site Re: Dayn Perry (He's rating the Top 100 prospects)
81. Kevin Melillo, 2B, A's, Age 23
Acquired: 5th round, 2004, U. of South Carolina
In two minor league seasons, Melillo has a career SLG of .539 — that's excellent pop for a middle infielder. He also controls the strike zone well and shows some speed on the bases. His bat most certainly profiles as an asset at the highest level, but the question is whether his glove will allow him to remain at second. If he does stick at the keystone, he has All-Star potential, but even if he's forced to third base Melillo will be a quality major leaguer. If he makes strides defensively in 2006, he'll be much, much higher on this list next year.
| By oaktownfan on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 05:55 pm:|
Here's another minor league rankings and the A's prospects.
Barton is #26, Herrera is #58, Ethier is #78
| By jerryo1 on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 07:09 pm:|
Ethier = no longer an A's prospect.
| By oaktownfan on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 11:03 pm:|
Yeah, I know, just put him on the list as an A cause he spent the past few years with the team.
I'm not all that upset letting him go not only cause I think Bradley is a much better player now than Ethier will ever be, but because the A's are pretty stacked in the OF with prospects with Herrera being one who has more potential down the road as a MLB player.
| By dgadd18 on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 11:25 am:|
Some more prospect info:
33. Daric Barton, 1B, A's, 20
Acquired: 1st round, 2003, Marina HS (Huntington Beach, CA) (by Cardinals)
Barton has a command of the strike zone like few others, but his raw-power indicators leave much to be desired. In the second half of 2005, he hit .316 AVG/.413 OBP/.491 SLG at AA-Midland as a 20-year-old. His glovework leaves a bit to be desired, and he's not likely to tally many homers at the highest level. Still, Barton will hit for average and be good for perhaps 100 walks a season. He'll be valuable even if his homer totals aren't what you'd want from a first baseman.